Category Archives: Family Dentistry

How general dentistry can help families set a foundation for healthy smiles for a lifetime

At DeStefano Dentistry of Pittsford, NY, we are committed to helping patients maintain healthy smiles for life. Our state-of-the-art practice offers preventative and general dentistry services that are needed to prevent common oral health issues including tooth decay and periodontal disease. With the help of our staff, patients can ensure better oral health and wellness […]

Floss vs. toothpicks for removing food particles?

Food particles that become trapped between teeth can contribute to bad breath, cavities, and periodontal disease. This is why dentists stress the importance of flossing the teeth at least once a day. But what should you use to remove food stuck in the teeth? The biggest debate is that between flossing vs. toothpicks! Dr. Thomas […]

Tips for finding the best dentist in Pittsford, NY

Choosing the best dentist in the Pittsford, NY area is not easy. You may desire a dental professional who listens to your specific needs and addresses your concerns, while providing the best technology and techniques for quality care. Furthermore, you may be interested in a dentist who provides quality service at an affordable price—especially if […]

How to replace a single missing tooth

A missing tooth can cause a patient to have feelings of reduced self-confidence and make them feel as though they need to avoid social interactions. Not only can one or more missing teeth cause aesthetic issues with the smile, it can also effect speaking and eating efficiency. Patients might find themselves covering their mouth with […]

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Why your dentist recommends fluoride

If you’ve been to the dentist recently, you’ve probably heard about fluoride. This mineral is naturally occurring in many foods and in drinking water. You may also be aware that fluoride is a treatment that can be requested by a patient to their dentist. Learn more about why fluoride treatments are often used in protecting […]

What does your tongue say about your oral health?

Our tongues play a key role in not only allowing us to taste and swallow food, but it can also be an indicator of certain health problems. The tongue offers clues to patients and their dentist about overall health and wellness, and may help pinpoint common conditions. Many patients are unaware of how much their […]

How are x-rays used in dentistry?

Dentists such as Dr. Thomas J. DeStefano want to provide the best care possible to patients in the practice. While a visual examination can be used to spot some concerns, it does not give them the full picture of a patient’s overall oral health. Thanks to dental x-rays (or radiographs), dentists have the ability to […]

What are the benefits of a family dentist?

Having a family dentist is critical in helping the entire household maintain good oral health and healthy habits. Our team of professionals at DeStefano Dentistry are pleased to offer a wide selection of services patients of all ages to ensure treatment and monitoring of oral health at every stage of one’s life. Children have different […]

How often should you change your toothbrush?

Patients who are interested in obtaining better dental health and wellness are often interested in learning more about general dentistry and home healthcare. While most patients know to brush their teeth after every meal and to floss at least once a day, patients may have questions for our dental team that they may be unsure […]

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DeStefano Dentistry

600 Kreag Rd
Pittsford, NY 14534

Tel: 585.248.2383